A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

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Entry from September 22, 2014
“A jazz musician is someone that puts a $5,000 horn in a $500 car and drives 50 miles for $5 gig”

A popular joke is told about jazz musicians:

“A jazz musician is someone that puts a $5,000 horn in a $500 car and drives 50 miles for $5 gig.”

The joke was first cited on Twitter on February 10, 2013.


Twitter
A Passion for Jazz!®
‏@APassion4Jazz
A #Jazz musician is someone that puts a $5,000 horn in a $500 car and drives 50 miles for $5 gig.
3:36 PM - 10 Feb 2013

Facebook
Capital Entertainment Agency
March 4, 2013 ·
“A Jazz musician is someone that puts a $5,000 horn in a $500 car and drives 50 miles for $5 gig.”
Taken from a Michael Novogratz post.

Bobbi’s Blog
A Jazz Musician
April 13, 2013 by bo
A jazz musician is someone who puts a $5,000 horn in a $500 car and drives 50 miles for $5 gig.

Twitter
A Passion for Jazz!®
‏@APassion4Jazz
A #Jazz musician is someone that puts a $5,000 horn in a $500 car and drives 50 miles for $5 gig. pic.twitter.com/ncXTu2iWLz
2:11 AM - 12 Mar 2014

Twitter
Luiz Santos
‏@LuizSantosdrums
Anonymous - “A Jazz musician is someone that puts a $5,000 horn in a $500 car and drives 50 miles for $5 gig.” #jazz #quotes #music
10:13 AM - 14 Jul 2014

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityMusic/Dance/Theatre/Film • Monday, September 22, 2014 • Permalink